RECs, Renewable Mandates, and the Oregon Electricity System

Please join us for Cascade’s monthly Policy Picnic led by Cascade Policy Institute research associate William Newell on Wednesday, March 26th, at noon.

RECs are a commodity similar to carbon offsets and other so-called ‘green’ products and they are touted as renewable energy ‘equivalents’ meaning anyone who purchases a REC can claim they used renewable electricity. Despite the strong claims, questions remain about RECs’ effects on the electricity system in Oregon and whether they result in less reliance on fossil fuels.

Admission is free. Please bring your own lunch. Coffee and cookies will be served. Space is limited to sixteen guests on a first come, first served basis, so sign up early.

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